Constellation Antlia (Air Pump)

Antlia
Antlia: IAU Constellation Map [150]

Properties

Like many of the «modern» constellations, Antlia is an inconspicuous gap filler between the large and bright constellations east of the Milky Way ribbon. The star alignment is in no way like an air pump. The area is 239 square degrees. The constellation lies between Hydra and Vela and culminates at midnight on around February 22nd. For Central Europe it just comes up over the southern horizon in winter. [9, 15]

Data for constellation Antlia [150]
IAU NameAntlia
IAU GenitiveAntliae
IAU Abbr.Ant
English NameAir Pump
Season (47° N)December … April
Right Ascension09h 26m 56s … 11h 05m 55s
Declination-40° 25' 29" … -24° 32' 33"
Area239 deg2
Neighbours (N↻)Hya, Pyx, Vel, Cen

History

The French astronomer Abbé Nicolas Louis de Lacaille introduced the constellation Antlia Pneumatica around 1752 . It was supposed to commemorate the invention of the air pump by the English physicist Robert Boyle. Lacaille, who was the first to completely map the southern sky from an observatory on the Cape of Good Hope , has created several new constellations to close the gaps between existing figures. Most of these constellations, however, are just as inconspicuous as this one. The name was shortened to Antlia in 1930 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). [7, 10, 15]

Catalogs

Yale Bright Star Catalogue, 5th Revised Ed. (Hoffleit+, 1991) [154]
HR B F RA [hms] Dec [dms] vMag spType dMag Sep ["]
3765ε09 29 14.7-35 57 054.51 K3IIIa
3780ζ109 30 45.4-31 53 297.00 A2V 0.78.0
3781ζ109 30 46.1-31 53 226.18 A0V 0.78.0
3789ζ209 31 32.2-31 52 195.93 A9IV
3871θ09 44 12.1-27 46 104.79 A8V+F7II-III 0.20.1
3947η09 58 52.3-35 53 285.23 F1III-IV 6.031.1
4104α10 27 09.1-31 04 044.25 K4III
4118δ10 29 35.4-30 36 265.56 B9.5V 3.910.9
4273ι10 56 43.1-37 08 164.60 K1III

Revised+Historic NGC/IC, Version 22/9, © Dr. Wolfgang Steinicke [277]
Galaxies
NameRADecTypebMagvMagDimDreyer DescriptionIdentification, Remarks
NGC 290409 30 16.9-30 23 06E/SB013.412.31.2 × 0.8F, S, lE, psbMESO 434-6, MCG -5-23-3, AM 0928-300
NGC 299709 45 38.6-31 11 26SBc10.19.58.9 × 6.8! vF, vL, vgvsbMN 4", 19s.5 dESO 434-35, MCG -5-23-12, UGCA 181, AM 0943-305
NGC 300109 46 18.5-30 26 13SBbc12.711.92.9 × 2F, S, R, * 12 att 320°ESO 434-38, MCG -5-23-14, UGCA 183, AM 0944-301
NGC 303809 51 15.3-32 45 13Sb12.411.62.5 × 1.4pB, pS, RESO 374-2, MCG -5-24-1, AM 0949-323
NGC 305109 53 58.4-27 17 10E/SB012.811.82.1 × 1.9pF, S, R, gbM, nf of 2ESO 499-16, MCG -4-24-4
NGC 305609 54 32.7-28 17 54SB0-a12.611.71.8 × 1.1pB, S, R, vgmbM, * 11 att 204°ESO 435-7, MCG -5-24-3, AM 0952-280
NGC 308209 58 52.9-30 21 27E-S013.512.51.8 × 0.7vF, S, R, D * attESO 435-18, MCG -5-24-11, AM 0956-300
NGC 308409 59 06.1-27 07 42SBab/P13.112.31.8 × 1.6vF, S, R, * 13 att sfIC 2528, ESO 499-29, MCG -4-24-10
NGC 308709 59 08.6-34 13 32E011.610.52 × 2pB, S, R, pmbM, bet 2 stESO 374-15, MCG -6-22-5, AM 0956-335
NGC 308909 59 36.6-28 19 52SBb13.012.21.8 × 1pF, pS, R, vS st invESO 435-24, MCG -5-24-14, AM 0957-280
NGC 309510 00 05.7-31 33 12SBc12.411.73.6 × 2F, L, E, vgvlbmESO 435-26, MCG -5-24-16, UGCA 192, AM 0957-311, IRAS 09578-3118
NGC 310010 00 40.8-31 39 51SB012.011.13.2 × 1.7pB, pS, R, gpmbMNGC 3103, ESO 435-30, MCG -5-24-18, AM 0958-312
NGC 310810 02 29.1-31 40 33S0-a12.811.82.5 × 1.8F, S, R, glbMESO 435-32, MCG -5-24-19, AM 1000-312
NGC 311310 04 26.0-28 26 41SBcd13.212.53.3 × 1.1eF, L, Δ 2 st 8 mESO 435-35, MCG -5-24-21, UGCA 198, AM 1002-281, IRAS 10021-2812
NGC 312010 05 22.8-34 13 15SBbc13.512.81.8 × 1.2F, pS, R, gbMESO 374-29, MCG -6-22-17, IRAS 10031-3358
NGC 312510 06 33.2-29 56 08E413.513.01.1 × 0.7cF, S, R, vgbMESO 435-41, MCG -5-24-22, AM 1004-294, TOL 3, IRAS 10042-2941
NGC 313710 09 07.4-29 03 49SBc12.111.56.2 × 2.2vF, S, lEESO 435-47, MCG -5-24-24, UGCA 203, AM 1006-284, IRAS 10068-2849
NGC 315710 11 42.4-31 38 34SBc13.913.22.5 × 0.5vF, pS, E, * 8·9 spIC 2555, ESO 435-51, MCG -5-24-26, IRAS 10094-3123
NGC 317310 14 35.0-27 41 36Sc13.512.82.1 × 1.7eF, S, R, 2 B st fESO 500-16, MCG -4-24-22, AM 1012-272, IRAS 10122-2726
NGC 317510 14 42.3-28 52 16SBab12.111.25.1 × 1.3cB, L, mE 51°, vglbMESO 436-3, MCG -5-24-28, UGCA 207, IRAS 10124-2837, VV 796, AM 1012-283
NGC 322310 21 34.8-34 16 01Sb11.811.04.1 × 2.7pB, vL, vlE, pslbMNIC 2571, ESO 375-12, MCG -6-23-23, IRAS 10193-3400
NGC 322410 21 41.1-34 41 46E212.011.01.9 × 1.5vF, pS, R, vgmbMESO 375-13, MCG -6-23-24
NGC 324110 24 17.0-32 29 00SBab13.012.22.4 × 1.6F, pmE, glbM, * 11 npESO 436-16, MCG -5-25-2, IRAS 10220-3213
NGC 324410 25 28.8-39 49 40Sc12.912.32.1 × 1.8vF, * 11 n 90"ESO 317-24, MCG -7-22-5, IRAS 10232-3934
NGC 324910 26 22.0-34 57 50SBc13.612.91.6 × 1.3eF, pL, R, vgvlbMESO 375-24, MCG -6-23-28, IRAS 10240-3442
NGC 325010 26 32.1-39 56 37E412.211.12.7 × 2pB, pL, R, vgpsbM, * 13, 45°ESO 317-26, MCG -7-22-7
NGC 3250 A10 27 53.6-40 04 52Sb15.714.91.1 × 0.2pB, pL, R, vgpsbM, * 13, 45°ESO 317-30, IRAS 10257-3949
NGC 3250 C10 27 42.3-40 00 09Sab14.313.51.7 × 0.5pB, pL, R, vgpsbM, * 13, 45°ESO 317-28, MCG -7-22-8, IRAS 10255-3944
NGC 3250 D10 27 57.8-39 48 55S014.313.31.7 × 0.3pB, pL, R, vgpsbM, * 13, 45°ESO 317-31, MCG -7-22-11
NGC 3250 E10 29 00.8-40 04 57SBc13.212.52.1 × 1.4pB, pL, R, vgpsbM, * 13, 45°ESO 317-34, MCG -7-22-13, IRAS 10268-3949
NGC 325710 28 47.0-35 39 29E/SB014.113.11 × 0.9vF, vS, R, psbM, 1st of 4ESO 375-36, MCG -6-23-31
NGC 325810 28 53.4-35 36 18E112.511.52.9 × 2.5cF, S, R, pslbM, 2nd of 4ESO 375-37, MCG -6-23-32
NGC 3258 A10 28 19.1-35 27 17SB0-a14.113.21.1 × 0.5cF, S, R, pslbM, 2nd of 4ESO 375-32, MCG -6-23-30
NGC 3258 B10 30 25.1-35 33 49S015.214.21 × 0.3cF, S, R, pslbM, 2nd of 4
NGC 3258 C10 31 24.1-35 13 12SBa14.613.71.1 × 0.8cF, S, R, pslbM, 2nd of 4ESO 375-53, MCG -6-23-48
NGC 3258 D10 31 55.6-35 24 37SBb14.013.21.6 × 0.9cF, S, R, pslbM, 2nd of 4ESO 375-58, MCG -6-23-51
NGC 3258 E10 32 24.8-34 59 53Sb15.414.61.5 × 0.3cF, S, R, pslbM, 2nd of 4ESO 375-60, MCG -6-23-51B
NGC 326010 29 06.1-35 35 45E313.712.61.2 × 0.9vvF, vS, R, pslbM, 3rd of 4ESO 375-40, MCG -6-23-33
NGC 326710 29 48.5-35 19 22SB013.412.41.7 × 1eF, vS, R, 1st of 4ESO 375-42, MCG -6-23-36, AM 1027-350
NGC 326810 30 00.3-35 19 32E212.511.53 × 2.5F, S, R, 2nd of 4ESO 375-45, MCG -6-23-41, AM 1027-350
NGC 326910 29 57.0-35 13 26SB0-a13.112.22.4 × 1.1F, S, R, bM, 3rd of 4ESO 375-44, MCG -6-23-40, AM 1027-350
NGC 327110 30 26.5-35 21 36SB012.911.83.3 × 1.8pF, S, E, pmbM, 4th of 4IC 2585, ESO 375-48, MCG -6-23-44, AM 1027-350
NGC 327310 30 29.0-35 36 40SB013.612.51.6 × 0.7vF, vS, R, pslbM, 4th of 4ESO 375-49, MCG -6-23-45, AM 1027-350
NGC 327510 30 51.7-36 44 13SBab12.211.82.8 × 2.1F, L, vlE, pslbMESO 375-50, MCG -6-23-46, AM 1028-362, IRAS 10286-3628
NGC 3275 A10 30 04.1-36 41 41Sa15.114.21 × 0.3F, L, vlE, pslbMESO 375-46
NGC 327610 31 09.1-39 56 42S014.413.41 × 0.6F, S, * 8 pESO 317-40
NGC 327810 31 35.5-39 57 21Sc12.912.21.3 × 0.9F, S, R, D * nfESO 317-43, MCG -7-22-21, IRAS 10293-3941
NGC 328110 31 52.2-34 51 16Sab12.711.73.2 × 1.6eF, pL, E, glbMESO 375-55, MCG -6-23-50, AM 1029-343, IRAS 10295-3435
NGC 3281 A10 31 58.3-35 11 55SB014.413.41.2 × 1eF, pL, E, glbMESO 375-59, MCG -6-23-49
NGC 3281 B10 31 52.0-35 12 19S014.613.60.7 × 0.6eF, pL, E, glbM
NGC 3281 C10 32 59.3-34 53 11S014.313.31.4 × 0.3eF, pL, E, glbMESO 375-63, MCG -6-23-53
NGC 3281 D10 34 18.9-34 24 11SBcd14.714.02 × 0.4eF, pL, E, glbMESO 375-68, MCG -6-23-55
NGC 328910 34 07.3-35 19 23SB0-a13.412.52.2 × 0.6eF, vS, RESO 375-65, MCG -6-23-54
NGC 330210 35 47.4-32 21 30S013.312.31.6 × 1.2eF, S, RESO 437-7, MCG -5-25-20, AM 1033-320
NGC 333310 39 49.7-36 02 10SBbc13.913.22.1 × 0.4eF, vS, mE, * 15 attESO 376-2, MCG -6-24-1, IRAS 10375-3546
NGC 334710 42 46.6-36 21 12SBb12.211.33.4 × 2.1pF, S, mE 0° ±, vsvmbM, 1st of 3ESO 376-13, MCG -6-24-7
NGC 3347 A10 40 20.5-36 24 45SBc13.512.82 × 0.8pF, S, mE 0° ±, vsvmbM, 1st of 3ESO 376-4, MCG -6-24-2, AM 1038-360, IRAS 10380-3609
NGC 3347 B10 42 00.2-36 56 11SBcd13.713.03.2 × 0.8pF, S, mE 0° ±, vsvmbM, 1st of 3ESO 376-10, MCG -6-24-5, IRAS 10397-3640
NGC 3347 C10 40 53.8-36 17 19SBcd14.814.11.4 × 1.1pF, S, mE 0° ±, vsvmbM, 1st of 3ESO 376-5, MCG -6-24-3
NGC 335410 43 02.8-36 21 46S?13.713.20.7 × 0.7F, S, vlE, psbM, 2nd of 3ESO 376-14, MCG -6-24-8, AM 1040-360, IRAS 10407-3606
NGC 335810 43 33.0-36 24 39SB0-a12.311.43.2 × 1.8cF, vS, vlE, vS * att, 3rd of 3ESO 376-17, MCG -6-24-9, IRAS 10412-3609
NGC 337810 46 43.3-40 00 56SBbc13.312.51.5 × 1.4cF, S, R, glbMESO 318-12, MCG -7-22-29, IRAS 10444-3945
NGC 344910 52 53.8-32 55 40SBab12.511.73.3 × 1F, S, R, * 6·7 sfESO 376-25, MCG -5-26-10, IRAS 10505-3240
IC 249209 33 14.8-37 52 00Sab15.815.00.7 × 0.3cF, vS, R, B * 1' np, suspESO 315-13
IC 250709 44 33.6-31 47 26IBm13.312.71.7 × 0.8vF, S, R, * 12.5 nr nf, * 9 npESO 434-31, MCG -5-23-9, AM 0942-313
IC 251009 47 43.5-32 50 16SBab13.312.51.3 × 0.7eF, vS, cE 140°, bM, suspESO 373-29, MCG -5-23-17, AM 0945-323
IC 251109 49 24.2-32 50 21SBab12.912.12.9 × 0.6pB, pS, eE, * 7 np, np of 2IC 2512, MCG -5-23-18, ESO 374-49, AM 0947-323
IC 251409 50 00.6-32 53 02Sab13.312.53 × 0.6eeF, eS, 3 F st nr f, nf of 2IC 2513, MCG -5-23-19, ESO 374-50, PGC 28283, AM 0947-323
IC 251709 52 50.7-33 44 31S0 R15.414.40.6 × 0.5eeF, S, R, suspESO 374-6
IC 252209 55 08.9-33 08 13SBc12.912.22.8 × 1.9vF, cL, R, * 8 n, suspESO 374-10, MCG -5-24-4, UGCA 189, AM 0952-325, IRAS 09529-3254
IC 252309 55 09.4-33 12 40SBbc13.813.01.3 × 0.8vF, vS, cE 20°, suspESO 374-11, MCG -5-24-5, AM 0952-325, IRAS 09529-3258
IC 252609 57 02.9-32 15 25SB013.612.62.1 × 0.7vF, S, R, * 7.5 nfESO 435-12, MCG -5-24-8
IC 253109 59 55.7-29 37 04Sc12.912.06.9 × 0.6eeF, pS, cE, 4 st n, nf, D * npESO 435-25, MCG -5-24-15, UGCA 191, FGCE 786, AM 0957-292, "little N 891"
IC 253210 00 05.4-34 13 42SBa14.013.11.4 × 1cB, S, stell NESO 374-16, MCG -6-22-7, AM 0957-335, IRAS 09579-3359
IC 253310 00 31.5-31 14 42E-S013.012.01.8 × 1.3cB, S, RESO 435-27, MCG -5-24-17
IC 253410 01 29.8-34 06 45S0-a13.412.51 × 0.6cB, S, RESO 374-19, MCG -6-22-11, AM 0959-335
IC 253610 03 30.0-33 57 01SBc14.313.61.9 × 0.4F, S, E 50°, cbMESO 374-26, IRAS 10012-3342
IC 253710 03 51.8-27 34 17SBc12.812.12.5 × 1.7eeF, L, cEESO 499-39, MCG -4-24-15, UGCA 197, AM 1001-272
IC 253810 03 56.6-34 48 26SBc14.413.71.5 × 0.8vF, vS, R, cbMESO 374-27, MCG -6-22-15, IRAS 10017-3434
IC 253910 04 16.0-31 21 45Sbc13.913.11.9 × 0.5cF, vS, cE 30°, vmbMESO 435-34, MCG -5-24-20, AM 1002-310, IRAS 10020-3107
IC 254610 07 05.0-33 15 43S15.614.80.8 × 0.6vF, vS, R, bet 2 stESO 374-36
IC 254810 07 54.9-35 13 47SBb13.913.11.9 × 1.7eF, vS, R, bM, difESO 374-37, MCG -6-23-1, AM 1005-345
IC 255210 10 46.1-34 50 40E/SB013.512.51.6 × 1.5cB, S, R, bMESO 374-40, MCG -6-23-7
IC 255610 12 37.5-34 43 42SBcd14.413.72 × 1eF, S, stell NESO 374-42, MCG -6-23-12, AM 1010-342, IRAS 10104-3428
IC 255810 14 44.4-34 20 13Sd14.313.71.2 × 0.7cF, vS, cE 10°, cbMESO 375-1, MCG -6-23-18, IRAS 10125-3405
IC 255910 14 45.3-34 03 31SBb14.213.41.7 × 0.7eF, S, lE 10°, cbMESO 375-2, MCG -6-23-19, IRAS 10125-3348
IC 256010 16 18.6-33 33 48SBb12.511.73.1 × 2eF, pS, am 4 stESO 375-4, MCG -5-25-1, IRAS 10140-3318
IC 256310 18 51.9-32 35 48SBcd/P15.715.01.1 × 0.5eF, vS, eE 110°, eF * sESO 436-9
IC 257010 21 34.3-33 37 24SBbc15.714.90.8 × 0.5eF, eS, mE 150°, 3 st sfESO 375-11
IC 257310 23 30.2-35 27 23SBcd15.214.51.5 × 0.4eF, vS, eE 0°ESO 375-17
IC 257510 25 24.0-32 38 10Sc15.915.10.7 × 0.5eF, vS, RESO 436-17
IC 257610 25 58.9-32 54 13Sbc14.814.00.8 × 0.7F, S, RESO 375-23, MCG -5-25-3, AM 1023-323, IRAS 10236-3238
IC 257810 27 22.7-33 52 42Sc14.914.21.5 × 0.3eF, vS, eE 135°ESO 375-29, IRAS 10250-3337
IC 258010 28 17.7-31 31 04SBc13.212.51.9 × 1.7cB, S, bMESO 436-25, MCG -5-25-4, IRAS 10260-3115
IC 258210 29 11.2-30 20 34SBc13.612.91.4 × 1.3bM, indistinct (corner of plate)ESO 436-28, MCG -5-25-6, IRAS 10268-3005
IC 258410 29 51.4-34 54 42S013.612.71.5 × 0.3cB, bMESO 375-43, MCG -6-23-37
IC 258710 30 59.5-34 33 46E/SB013.312.32 × 1.5cB, bMESO 375-51, MCG -6-23-47, IRAS 10287-3418
IC 258810 31 50.1-30 23 02SBa13.612.71.4 × 1.2eeF, pL, R, D * nr sfESO 436-33, MCG -5-25-9, AM 1029-300, IRAS 10295-3007

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